Constantinople as Palimpsest: Now with Words!

Our beta-version of the Constantinople as Palimpsest (a modest encyclopedia of Byzantium) has now had a few issues corrected and has been updated. Introductory essays now explain each of the different categories of analysis that were generated by the Traveler’s Lab researchers and students of COL 128 in Spring of … Continue…

Turning Geographic References into Maps with Recogito: Part 2 (of 2)

By Caroline Diemer (Wesleyan ’18) (introductory note by Jesse W. Torgerson) This blog post is the second part of a description of our work to see what the “geographic references” that we generated from the Chronicle of Theophanes the Confessor using MAXQDA looked like when projected onto maps. This is in … Continue…

Constantinople as Palimpsest: Now Live!

Constantinople as Palimpsest is an interactive, space-based encyclopedia of Byzantine Constantinople. It was created by Prof. Jesse Torgerson and his Wesleyan undergraduate students as part of their regular coursework, integrated with the Traveler’s Lab, and supported by its student researchers. It is our first sustained Traveler’s Lab project that fully … Continue…

Turning Geographic References into Maps with Recogito: Part 1(of 2)

By Caroline Diemer Note: This is the sixth in a series devoted to the project “Narrative and Geography in the Chronicle of Theophanes the Confessor”. First post (“place” in history) here; second (“place” in narrative) here; third (how we divided our text) here; fourth (how we coded “geography” in our … Continue…